"As Amelio hunts for $400 million in expense cuts, he's following Jobs' advice by targeting Apple's advanced research group. Jobs argued [that] Apple should use its best brains to build snazzy new Mac products rather than futuristic gee-whiz technologies."
"At a recent staff meeting, Amelio...began cutting [projects]. Two casualties that day: OpenDoc...and computer servers that run IBM's AIX operating software."
b. License fees and restructuring An InfoWorld article (as first spotted on the MRP) discusses lay-off prospects and Apple's plans to raise its license fee to clones in exchange for ceding certain markets (such as the home consumer market) to the clones.